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Type 2 Diabetes:
New analysis from the IntroDia® survey reveals global variations in how patients are informed of their type 2 diabetes diagnosis
14 November 2016
Type 2 Diabetes:
International survey shows quality of patient-physician conversation at diagnosis linked to better patient outcomes
15 September 2015
​Type 2 Diabetes:
Patients reporting better quality of communication by their physician show improved self-care
8 June 2015
Type 2 Diabetes:
Physicians worldwide agree early conversations are crucial in the management of condition
15 June 2014

To know more

Diagnosis Infographic

One-page overview summarising the global variations in how patients are informed of their type 2 diabetes diagnosis – ready for download!

Factsheet

All you need to know about the importance of early conversations in T2D, IntroDia® Survey, and initial findings – ready for download!

Expert's opinion

A multidisciplinary Advisory Board of International T2D experts from the fields of primary care, endocrinology, behavioral psychology, nursing and diabetes education have been involved in the development of IntroDia®.

See their perspectives on some critical aspects of early conversations between physicians and their patients

EPISODE 1
The importance of early conversations in type 2 diabetes management
EPISODE 2
Introduction to IntroDia®
EPISODE 3
First global insights revealed at ADA 2014
EPISODE 4
Early conversations in Type 2 Diabetes: Perspectives from a multidisciplinary team
EPISODE 5
Thoughts from around the Globe
EPISODE 6
Insights from the first IntroDia® patient data

Special reports

Why is it important to talk about type 2 diabetes?

What impact do the conversations between physicians and people with T2D have on how they think about the condition? How can physicians help ensure people do not feel overwhelmed when receiving a diagnosis for a chronic condition? How can effective conversations help the self-management of T2D?

Life style changes
Medication
Pschycological Effects
Behavior Modification
Nearly 2/3 of patients can't manage
The EARLIER the conversation, the EASIER the conversation
Good outcomes are based on SUCCESSFUL DIALOGUE

Read more in chapter 1 of the Global and Asian reports about why successful early conversations between physicians and people with T2D can have a positive impact on self-management.

What can prevent effective early conversations?
What are the barriers to successful conversations between physicians and people with T2D?
What are the psychological barriers faced by people with T2D that may prevent them communicating effectively?
How does a lack of time affect physicians’ communication?
Read more about the challenges to effective early conversations in chapter 2 of the Global and the Asian reports.

Limited time and lack of urgency!

 

How can we support early conversations in type 2 diabetes?

It's a marathon, not a sprint!
How can physicians be supported in their conversations about T2D management?
What can be done to support individuals with T2D?
How can strong working partnerships between physicians and individuals with T2D be created?
Read more about what can be done to support conversations between physicians and people with T2D in chapter 3 of the Global and Asian reports.
 

 

Insights from the experts

Dr. Matthew
S.Capehorn
UK
Primary Care Physician
"
As one of the contributors, I was delighted to join my colleagues to discuss the crucial conversations that we, as healthcare professionals, have with people living with type 2 diabetes. These early conversations play a big part in setting the scene for a person’s lifetime with their condition.
Our discussions, and subsequently the report published, underline the need to really get these moments right and the challenges we need to tackle in order to do so.
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